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Cardi B Reveals That She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Photographer During A Magazine Shoot

Sarah Kester 27 Sep 2019

Cardi B is speaking out.

In a new interview with Untold Stories of Hip Hop, the rapper shared the shocking news that she was sexually assaulted by a photographer during a magazine shoot.

Cardi B recently revealed the shocking news that she was sexually harassed by a photographer during a magazine shoot.

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The rapper opened up about the disturbing experience while on the first episode of Untold Stories of Hip Hop, hosted by TV personality, Angie Martinez.

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Cardi revealed that at some time during the shoot, the photographer exposed himself to her.

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"I'll never forget how I went to shoot for this magazine and the photographer, he was trying to get close to me like, ‘Yeah, you want to get in this magazine?’" she said.

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"Then he pulled his [expletive] out. I was so [expletive] mad."

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When Martinez asked how Cardi reacted to the situation, she recalls leaving the shoot right then and there.

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Unfortunately, things didn't get any better when she told the magazine owner what had happened.

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"You know what’s so crazy?" Cardi asked Martinez.

"I told the magazine owner and he just looked at me like: 'So? And?'"

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It's likely that the incident took place early on in Cardi's career, as Martinez if situations like this still happen.

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"Oh, hell no," the "I Like It" rapper replied.

"I put you on blast on my Instagram."

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She went on to say that it's not just white celebs in Hollywood who have dealt with sexual assault.

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“When I see the #MeToo movement, there’s girls from the ‘hood, I know they went through the same type of treatment… It happens really every day.”

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Last year, Cardi had even spoken to "Cosmopolitan" about how the #MeToo movement likely wouldn't change much in the hip-hop industry.

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This is especially the case for those women who aren't afraid to showcase their sexuality for commercial purposes, such as in music videos, social media, and so on.

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“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a [expletive],” she says.

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“When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their [expletive] out."

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"I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’”

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Cardi doesn't even believe that the men who have publically embraced the #MeToo movement are entirely authentic.

“These producers and directors,” she said. “They’re not woke, they’re scared.”

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Sadly, Cardi isn't the first — nor the last — creative female to deal with sexual assault in the music business.

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In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, singer Bebe Rexha opened up about the many disturbing experiences she's gone through in the industry.

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This included a producer who would come into the studio and massage her feet.

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"One time he tried to go above my knees and was getting a little rough, [so] I pulled my feet away," she told the mag.

"He said, ‘Nah, I’m going to do what I want’. But I was raised to never let someone touch my body if I don’t want them to.”

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He also had his assistant call her in the middle of the night to tell her that the producer wanted to buy her a sundress that she could wear with no underwear on.

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Sadly, her former team did nothing to intervene — they let her down by encouraging her to work with him, saying that she needed a hit song.

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There was also the terrifying time she thought she was going to be raped.

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“There was one night. I was alone in the studio and a [different] producer had a group of five or six guys with him. I had heard things about him from his past and I just couldn’t take it anymore," she recalled.

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"I felt like I was going to get raped. I quietly called myself a taxi from the recording booth, which was enclosed, and I got the [expletive] out of there. It was the worst night ever.”

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By both Bebe and Cardi sharing their difficult stories, they are standing up for females everywhere — and we couldn't be more proud.

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The full episode of Cardi on "Untold Stories of Hip Hop" premieres Friday night at 10 p.m.

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Until then, you can watch Cardi's emotional clip, here.

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